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What goes around …


or ”How this wool traveled from UK to Serbia – and back!”

When we visited our friends Rhianon & Richard in Hereford last summer, they took us, well, everywhere! I could write quite a long  story about that journey.  Maybe some other time, I do have loads of photos …

Among the other places, R & R took us to lovely Welsh town of Hay, known as  Hay-on-Wye … and did I find this shop …

willow shop 2… and did I discover that yarn …

willow shop 3Oh, yes … the softest merino & bamboo mix… Yummy! But only one skein in ‘autumnal’ was available. I bought few skeins of double knitted merino wool  in blue/green, though, but that is another story. The beauty of hand-dyed yarn – every skein is unique …

I really loved that thinest thin autumnal yarn, I made a pair of  mittens  with it.

I made a pair of mittens with the 'original' skein I bought in Hay-on-Wye
I made a pair of mittens with the ‘original’ skein I bought in Hay-on-Wye

… And I wanted more …. Me being me …  I tried to find The Wool and Willow Shop online,  but no success. Luckily, I found the designer, lady who dyed that particular skein, Mrs Jenny Cook (Kingfisher Cottage).  And Jenny dyed few more skeins for me, in a similar colour scheme!

Who else could I make a shawl with that new yarn for, but Rhianon!? 🙂 As of today, the yarn is back in UK, crocheted into a shawl … 2,000+ miles journey! And I can finally post  photos! YAY!

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hand dyed merino & bamboo yarn from Hay-on-Wye turning into a shawl
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***me, modeling the shawl, minutes before I had to send it ‘back’ to UK … ***
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Oups! I wasn’t ready – but I sort of like this photo  🙂
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Better one, showing the shawl in its full size …
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… and the detail  …
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Nothing better than taking photos in ‘total’ sunshine … ☼
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That shawl enjoyed its photos taken, I am sure!

rr 21 rr 15 rr 09It was a pure joy to crochet this shawl, with this yarn, I must say!

That is all for today …. ummmmm, almost all! If you don’t block, you are missing an important step.

BLOCK! Always BLOCK! Wool loves it.

And  the important link – shawl pattern: Seems Like Old Times by Michele DuNaier. NB – I made few changes, as the variegated yarn doesn’t like too many different stitches.